• HASC Advances Fiscal 2020 NDAA for Floor Vote

    HASC Advances Fiscal 2020 NDAA for Floor Vote0

    The House Armed Services Committee approved its fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill early Thursday morning and advanced it for floor consideration, CQ reported. The Democrat-crafted bill, completed in an unusually contentious 21-hour markup, authorizes $733 billion in defense spending, which is $17 billion less than the administration’s $750 billion request. Several Republicans on the panel

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  • Space Force Authorized by House Armed Services Lawmakers

    Space Force Authorized by House Armed Services Lawmakers0

    The House Armed Services Committee authorized language Thursday in its fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act bill that would create a new space force military branch. The measure, offered by Rep. Jim Cooper (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Strategic Forces subcommittee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), advanced with unanimous support and would authorize funding for a

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  • Pentagon Provides Updated Climate Change Vulnerability Information to Congress

    Pentagon Provides Updated Climate Change Vulnerability Information to Congress0

    The Pentagon has provided updated information to the Senate Armed Services Committee on which military installations it has determined are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Inside Defense reported. The information, including lists by service of installations most at risk to climate change disasters, had been mandated by Congress in December after DOD released

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  • GAO: Most U.S. Installations Underprepared for Climate Change

    GAO: Most U.S. Installations Underprepared for Climate Change0

    A Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday says a majority of U.S. military installations surveyed in a recent study have based their resiliency plans on past weather patterns instead of climate change projections. GAO visited or contacted 23 military installations and reported that DOD does not consistently assess climate change risks at its bases and

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  • Thornberry Unveils Amendment to Increase Spending in NDAA

    Thornberry Unveils Amendment to Increase Spending in NDAA0

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) introduced an amendment Tuesday to the chamber’s fiscal 2020 defense policy bill that would increase the fiscal 2020 defense topline to $750 billion, The Hill reported. The House version of next year’s NDAA was scheduled for debate by the Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Thornberry’s amendment is

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  • DOD’s McMahon Expresses Support for DCIP at Defense Communities National Summit

    DOD’s McMahon Expresses Support for DCIP at Defense Communities National Summit0

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday in a morning question-and-answer session. Below are a few highlights of McMahon’s remarks: On the Defense Community Infrastructure Program: “Conceptually it’s a very important program,” McMahon said. “If the funding is made available, then the question is how to

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